Preludes and Fugues, Bernard Hoffer

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he said. Rosenthal was referring to the 8:30 p.m. Tuesday concert in Rockwell Hall by the Amherst Saxophone Quartet and Saturday Brass Quintet. This is an extra concert, not on the ASQ's regular Rockwell Hall series, and it will offer the intriguing variety of musical textures and timbres produced by four saxophones and five brass instruments, playing both as separate ensembles and as a combined reed/brass nonet. The antiphonal music of Giovanni Gabrieli will open, four Canzonas with the brass and reeds alternating, followed by the Venetian master's "Canzona in Septirni Toni No.2" by a brass/sax octet. 'Each ensemble will play one major work by itself, the ASQ offering the Quartet by Frenchman Alfred Desenclos and the Naumberg Award-winning SBQ presenting a commissioned work, American composer Richard Danielpour's "Urban Dances." For the grand finale, the nine instruments will join in an arrangement by Rosenthal of "Kije's Wedding" from Prokofiev's "Lt. Kije Suite" and "Preludes and Fugues" by Bernard Hoffer, a six-movement work with such intriguing movement titles as "Crossfades," "Two Chords" and "Bird."
—Herman Trotter